Chart topping suggestions for getting the right fabric bed
Getting the right fabric bed for you is as important as finding the right pair of shoes. Just like the wrong pair of shoes can ruin a fabulous outfit, the wrong fabric bed can wreak havoc in an otherwise stylish boudoir. From style to colour, texture and even to overall dimensions there really is a lot to consider when purchasing a fabric bed. Here's our handy list of things to consider to stop your head going in a kaleidoscopic spin.
What style fabric bed should I chose?
Style of bed should be influenced by whether you are going for a traditional feel or a contemporary vibe. Modern beds are often streamlined and minimalist in appearance. Whereas traditional beds have more grandeur with more detailing and features. There are some beds that like to sit on the fence and would be equally at home in either interiors. The Button bed featured below is one such bed.
Which colour fabric bed should I chose?
Red and yellow and pink and green. Purple and orange and blue. Beds come in all these colours and lots of others too. The choice of hues really is wider than the colours of the rainbow. Then, once you've decided what colour fabric bed floats your boat the you need to think about the shade too. To echo the overused quote, there really are 50 shades of grey.
When considering colour it is important to think about the overall effect you are trying to achieve. If you want your bedroom to be restful and soothing then consider neutral colours such as beige, cream and grey. To create a feeling of decadence and opulence then navy blues and hues of purple work particularly well. If you want your bedroom to be bold and bright then why not consider a zingy teal or an electric pink.
So you've got your heart set on one particular colour now you've got to decide the shade. This will depend on whether you are trying to match the bed to an existing interior or having a total revamp. If you're going for for a complete restyle then you will have much greater flexibility. However, in both cases we would recommend ordering a selection of fabric samples so you can see what works best.
What texture of fabric bed should I chose?
Texture is just as important as colour. It can add dimension and depth in a neutral colour scheme. It can nod to mother nature or it can create a feeling of luxury and indulgence. Natural fabrics such as flat weaves and wools are great for channelling a bohemian and relaxed vibe. Whereas velvets tick all the boxes, if it's a luxury look you're creating.
What size fabric bed should I chose?
In terms of width, get the biggest bed you can get in your bedroom. A king size bed really does help you sleep better if there are two you of you sharing. The next thing to consider is overall dimensions. If space is tight then a divan style bed is the best option. The overall length and width of these types of beds are not much more than the dimensions of the mattress. However, if you've got enough space to park a double decker bus, OK the stairs might be a problem!, then you might want to consider getting a bed with bigger dimensions. Sleigh beds, like the Sienna bed below, with their curved head and footboards often fit the bill here.